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#11 Jul 04, 2017 11:17 am

Real Distwalker
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Re: TRADITION OR RACISM: BLACK MEN USED AS PALLBEARERS IN PERU

New Historian wrote:

Oh "Gord" you people really take yourselves and your God too seriously! So you can't "take God's name in vain"?  The Old testament is nothing but a bunch of ill-informed superstitition.

I am a Christian but, like you, I don't believe in a simple, storybook god.  I would argue that you and I absolutely agree in rejecting that nonsense.  My faith is deeper and a quite a bit more radical than popular representations of what Christians supposedly believe.

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#12 Jul 04, 2017 11:18 am

Calypso
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Re: TRADITION OR RACISM: BLACK MEN USED AS PALLBEARERS IN PERU

Real Distwalker wrote:

I don't think an attempt at a revolution in Peru by those of African descent would likely improve their situation.   Quite the opposite.  They represent about 10 percent of the population.

They are definitely an oppressed minority and deserve better than what they have but an attempted revolution, I think, would just make things worse.

Had American blacks attempted a revolution against Jim Crow than the path marched by MLK and others, I doubt the outcome would have been as beneficial.  It would have been bloody, ugly and - perhaps - just entrenched Jim Crow for more generations.

You could be right, since they are a minority in number. They must find a way to get their voices heard. For years, I have been wanting to go on the Inca Trail but never got there.

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#13 Jul 04, 2017 11:23 am

New Historian
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Re: TRADITION OR RACISM: BLACK MEN USED AS PALLBEARERS IN PERU

Calypso wrote:
New Historian wrote:

Oh "Gord" you people really take yourselves and your God too seriously! So you can't "take God's name in vain"?

The Old testament is nothing but a bunch of ill-informed superstitition.

Look buddy, the young one. It's ok to have your opinion, just don't fight mine down. Thanks.

The young one? Huh? Okay I'm not fighting down your beliefs - okay well maybe I was lol! Cool.

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